The Rockfall sweater I'm working on for my daughter isn't really my first sweater. Although I try to forget it, back in 2010 I knit the Riva sweater. Although I did swatch, the sweater came out way too small for me. It seems that you have to measure yourself as well as the swatch in order to figure out what size to knit.
Anyway, last week I pulled the Riva out of storage and decided to try it on before finally giving it away. I was so happy to learn that it finally fits me! Knitting is so much more fun when you can wear the items you make!
(And sticking to the gluten-free/casein-free/no meat diet is so totally worth all the inconvenience.)